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    1. 12/29/2012 - Nicholls State Report Card

      Nicholls State Miles

      OFFENSE: B-

      Nebraska did a fairly good job of attacking the rim and getting to the free throw line, though that wasn't always advantageous.

      For the day, NU left 13 points at the charity stripe, including seven in the last 90 seconds. That, my friends, is once again how NOT to finish a basketball game. This must improve, especially considering this team really isn't all that young by this point in the season (three seniors, two juniors and a sophomore are amongst the Top 8 guys in rotation). Finishing games has less to do with talent level and more to do with being mentally soft. We saw it against Jacksonville State and we saw it again today - this team starts AIMING shots instead of just shooting. They overthink. They panic. They let things snowball.

      I need to see a tougher bunch.

      I do want to credit our Player of the Game, Brandon Ubel, for delivering from the line (10-11). The Overland Park senior finished with 18 points in twenty five minutes.

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    2. 02/12/2014 - Illinois Report Card

      OVERALL GRADE: A

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    3. 03/01/2014 - Northwestern Report Card

      OVERALL GRADE: B

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    4. 11/22/2013 - UAB Report Card

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      OVERALL GRADE: F

      OFFENSE: D+
      DEFENSE: F
      REBOUNDING: F
      BALL HANDLING: D
      COACHING: F
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    5. 02/23/14 Purdue at Nebraska

      OVERALL GRADE: A

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    6. 01/26/2014 - Minnesota Report Card

      OVERALL GRADE: A

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    7. 03/15/2013 - Big 10 Tournament: Ohio State Report Card

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      OFFENSE: D+

      Nebraska came out and lit the world on fire in the first five minutes of this game via HOT shooting. Unfortunately though, from that point forward, NU went into multiple 4+ minute "offensive hibernations" where they didn't score, and that (along with turnovers) let this game get away slowly in the first half but surely in the second.

      For the game, Nebraska shot 41% from the field, including just 16% (3-19) from downtown. Ray Gallegos and Dylan Talley finished a combined 2-13 from beyond the arc and obviously, that wasn't going to even keep Nebraska in the same zip code.

      Brandon Ubel goes out as "Player of the Game" for the second night in a row, finishing his NU career with 16 points and 7 rebounds in this one.

      It was sad to see Talley dealing with sickness during this tournament and Andre Almeida barely making it into the game but overall, our seniors can definitely leave Nebraska satisfied in knowing that they gave all they had and left it on the court.

      Thank you, seniors.

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    8. 02/16/2014 - At #9 Michigan State Report Card

      OVERALL GRADE: A+

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    9. 01/13/2013 - At Michigan State Report Card

      Michigan St

      OFFENSE: B+

      Nebraska shot just 40% from the field and attempted only eight free throws, but with that said, NU scored a season high 56 points in Big 10 play.

      Not only that, but 32 points in the first half was impressive and allowed the Huskers to make this a 40 minute game, which it was.

      Speaking of impressive, David Rivers - HOW ABOUT THAT?!?!??!

      The sophomore put in 18 points on a PERFECT 8-8 from the floor (1-1 from downtown) and even more impressive is the fact that he never came out of the game. That's right, Rivers played 40 minutes (as did Ray Gallegos).

      Rivers earns our Player of the Game award.

      Only negative offensively was when fatigue took over down the stretch, as well as that awful shot Dylan Talley put up with NU down one point and around 3 minutes left. 30 on the shot clock, no numbers, pull it out, don't take an off balance 16 footer! Andre Almeida was also especially poor tonight, which seems to be the theme throughout this season, though we don't know how banged up he is right now, so its tough to be too critical.

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    10. 11/18/2012 - UNO Report Card

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      OFFENSE: D+

      Nebraska did a poor job of playing to its strength against UNO, which was clearly a low post advantage.

      While Andre Almeida (19) and Brandon Ubel (11) both had nice scoring games, especially Almeida, who is our Player of the Game, neither big man was utilized enough.

      Instead, the Huskers were cranking up three point shot (22 attempts!!!!) after three point shot (converting on only three, or 14%) and if it wasn't a three point shot the Huskers took, it was a perimeter jump shot.

      For the game, Dylan Talley and Ray Gallegos combined to shoot 3-18 from downtown (1-7 for Talley; 2-11 for Gallegos). That, my friends, is ugly.

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    11. 12/04/2013 - Miami (FL) Report Card

      OVERALL GRADE: B+

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      OFFENSE: B-

      DEFENSE: A

      REBOUNDING: A-

      BALL HANDLING: A-

      COACHING: A

      PLAYER OF THE GAME: WALTER PITCHFORD

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    12. 12/15/2012 - At Oregon Report Card

      OFFENSE: F

      The last time that Nebraska scored 38 points or less, 75% of Husker Hoops fans were not yet even alive.

      In fact, to find this occasion, you have to go back to February of 1961 and the Huskers scoring just 33 against KU. Jerry Bush was the coach of that team.

      The Huskers last scored under 40 when they put in 39 at the end of the 2006-2007 season in the Big 12 Tournament (a 54-39 loss to Oklahoma State).

      We don't need to beat a dead horse here, because my guess is we may see this happen again once or twice come B1G play.

      Let's just put it this way; when Ray Gallegos is missing his shots (4-12 today; 1-8 from downtown) and Brandon Ubel and Andre Almeida are non factors (combining for 5 points), this team will struggle to hit 40, let alone 50.

      Nebraska looked pitiful today offensively - sloppy, lethargic and unable to convert on the few open shots they did get, especially around the rim.

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    13. 02/23/2013 - Iowa Report Card

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      OFFENSE: B

      64 points and 46% from the field on a consistent basis will allow Nebraska to creep into the middle tier of Big 10 teams - so it was nice to see the Huskers get that production today.

      What wasn't nice was 50% (7-14) from the foul line, including 0-5 to start the contest, but if you look for problems, you're bound to find 'em, as my old man always says. :)

      Nebraska's starting five did a remarkably good job in this game of shooting the basketball and running fluid sets, especially considering the wear and tear they all say from minutes (Gallegos, 40; Talley, 39; Ubel and Shields, 37; Rivers, 35).

      Our Player of the Game is the same guy who ran two God awful fast breaks and took some very questionable shots, yet delivered in the clutch, as he has started to do a lot lately. That is Dylan Talley - who finished with 18 points and one huge, huge, HUGE three point shot.

      Shavon Shields also continues to impress me game by game. I now think he's the best freshman we've had since Aleks Maric.

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    14. 11/7/2012 - Exhibition: Midland Report Card

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      OFFENSE: C+

      One common dominator that you'll find throughout this report card is that Nebraska came out tight and a bit sluggish, just like 95% of teams in America do on November 7th.

      However, as the game progressed, and most notably in the second half, the Huskers looked much more comfortable and were able to do whatever they wanted with Midland.

      Offensively, its a bit of a change seeing less structure and more motion. With that said, I'm not implying Nebraska doesn't have a plan offensively, because they most certainly do. But, I think players are allowed more creative freedom and on some nights, that will be a very, very good thing.

      One reason I feel like it won't is because the Huskers solely lack shooters that they need to win against most competition, let alone the Big 10. Its hard to see where the long distance success is going to come from, outside of Dylan Talley, on a consistent basis. Ray Gallegos looked a little more smooth tonight shooting, and we know Brandon Ubel will have nights where he goes Robbie Hummel on us and lights it up from mid range on out, but those will likely be the exceptions more than the norms.

      For the game, Nebraska shot 40% (47% in the second half) but way too many three's for a team that isn't good at shooting from downtown (22 attempts, only 6 connections).

      Nebraska was awful at the free throw line, going 12-22.

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    15. 01/09/2014 - Michigan Report Card

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      OVERALL GRADE: B+

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    16. 01/23/2014 - At Penn State Report Card

      OVERALL GRADE: D

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    17. 02/08/2014 - At Northwestern Report Card

      OVERALL GRADE: A-

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    18. 12/06/2012 - Creighton Report Card

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      OFFENSE: F

      17, 25 and 42 just aren't going to get it done - those being the points scored respectively in each half and the game. Neither are 32% from the field, 25% from downtown and only 6 free throw attempts.

      Even worse was the fact that Nebraska couldn't get the shot it wanted for a good majority of the game, instead throwing up long three's and again, showing no ability to get to the rim and finish (or at least get to the line).

      Give Creighton a TON of credit tonight, though honestly, Nebraska also missed a lot of shots it normally makes (see Ubel, Brandon).

      Player of the Game is tough tonight - I'll give it to Ubel, who found a way to stay out of foul trouble, convert on almost half of his shots (5-11) and pull down a team high eight boards.
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    19. 01/02/2013 - At Ohio State Report Card

      Home from Wake Forest

      OFFENSE: F

      Despite the large talent difference, I have to give NU an "F" offensively because scoring 44 points (only 17 in the first half) isn't going to give the Huskers a chance to win.

      Nebraska got to the free throw line just 8 times (three of them on three missed foul shots off of a three by Dylan Talley) and the Big Red converted on just 30% from the field (28% from downtown).

      Ohio State deserves a ton of credit for Nebraska's offensive struggles but NU also missed some open jump shots, too. And it is painful to know that the following teams have all scored more points at OSU this year than Nebraska (Albany; UMKC; Long Beach State; Savannah State; UNC-Asheville; Winthrop).

      Rey Gallegos is our Player of the Game, despite shooting 4-18 from the field. That's the kind of night it was for NU.

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    20. 11/12/13 - Western Illinois Report Card

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      OFFENSE: C

      DEFENSE: B

      REBOUNDING: B

      COACHING: B-

      OVERALL GRADE: B-

      PLAYER OF THE GAME: Terran Petteway

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    21. 01/04/2014 - At Ohio State Report Card

      OVERALL GRADE: C-

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    22. 11/15/2012 - Valparaiso Report Card

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      OFFENSE: C-

      Nebraska shot just 37% from the field tonight but luckily, connected on 42% from downtown (though only five triples and twelve attempts).

      The Huskers got 50 points by the skins of their teeth and somehow, that was enough to get the job done tonight.

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    23. 02/26/2013 - At Wisconsin Report Card

      Michigan Flight




      *** NOTE ***

      THIS IS THE FIRST HHC REPORT CARD IN THE SEVEN YEAR HISTORY OF THE SITE THAT HASN'T INCLUDED NUMBERS FROM THE GAME. THAT'S BECAUSE IT'S NOT WORTH ANALYZING/WAITING FOR THE STATS, DUE TO THE FACTORS MENTIONED BELOW. HOPE YOU UNDERSTAND. :)

      OFFENSE: D-

      Nebraska looked good the first seven minutes offensively.

      Other than that, they were very, very bad, not being able to hit the side of a barn and having a ton of shots go in and out.

      The Huskers never attacked the basket to get easy baskets and get to the foul line. In fact when they did attack, they were usually rejected by Wisconsin big men.

      NU showed no effort for the majority of this game (and in many recent games) in getting the ball to Brandon Ubel/involving him in the offense more. This is my one gripe with Coach Miles in recent games - it's almost like Ubel is now a 4th or 5th option in the offense.

      Nebraska went about eight minutes in the second half with one field goal. Killer.
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